Dawson County, MT

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2022 Population
8,915
0.977% 1-year decline
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
42.8
4.14% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.49%
17.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$68,168
18.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$197,100
29.1% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
4,460
4.35% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Dawson County, MT had a population of 8.92k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $68,168. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Dawson County, MT declined from 9,003 to 8,915, a −0.977% decrease and its median household income grew from $57,684 to $68,168, a 18.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dawson County, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.21%), White (Hispanic) (2.68%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (1.62%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.763%).

None of the households in Dawson County, MT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.4% of the residents in Dawson County, MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dawson County, MT are Dawson Community College (111 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Dawson County, MT was $197,100, and the homeownership rate was 72.2%.

Most people in Dawson County, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Dawson County, MT was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Dawson County, MT is home to a population of 8.92k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.27% of Dawson County, MT residents were born outside of the country (113 people).

In 2022, there were 28.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.16k people) in Dawson County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 286 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 239 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Dawson County, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Dawson County, MT was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dawson County, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    8.16k ± 43
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    286 ± 115
  3. White (Hispanic)
    239 ± 107
2.74%
Hispanic Population
244 people

In 2022, there were 28.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.16k people) in Dawson County, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 286 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 239 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.74% of the people in Dawson County, MT are hispanic (244 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Dawson County, MT as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    3,689 ± 1,489 people
  2. Mexico
    2,900 ± 1,320 people
  3. Germany
    2,151 ± 1,138 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 3,689 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,900 and Germany with 2,151.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.27%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
113 people
1.62%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
146 people

As of 2022, 1.27% of Dawson County, MT residents (113 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Dawson County, MT was 1.62%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    274 ± 108
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    169 ± 116
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    92 ± 73

Dawson County, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Dawson County, MT employs 4.46k people. The largest industries in Dawson County, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (608 people), Educational Services (535 people), and Construction (444 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($86,125), Utilities ($83,750), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($74,674).

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,691. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

4.46k
2022 Value
± 456
−4.35%
1 Year decline
± 15.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dawson County, MT declined at a rate of −4.35%, from 4.66k employees to 4.46k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dawson County, MT, are Management Occupations (629 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (451 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (341 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dawson County, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

4.46k
2022 Value
± 456
−4.35%
1 Year decline
± 15.7%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dawson County, MT declined at a rate of −4.35%, from 4.66k employees to 4.46k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dawson County, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (608 people), Educational Services (535 people), and Construction (444 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dawson County, MT, though some of these residents may live in Dawson County, MT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$51,770
Median earning men ± $4,204
$34,335
Median earning women ± $7,972

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($120,556), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($75,977), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,714).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($95,089), Construction ($73,433), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($39,543).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 508k people employed in Montana. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Montana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 82
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 71
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 56
    Other Services, Except Public Administration

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Dawson County, MT went to Donald J. Trump with 77.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.18%).

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing the state of Montana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Montana is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Montana

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Jon Tester
Senator from Montana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Steve Daines
Senator from Montana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing Montana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Montana

Montana is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Montana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Dawson County, MT awarded 111 degrees. The student population of Dawson County, MT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 225 male students and 237 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dawson County, MT are White (73 and 71.6%), followed by Black or African American (12 and 11.8%), American Indian or Alaska Native (7 and 6.86%), and Two or More Races (5 and 4.9%).

The largest universities in Dawson County, MT by number of degrees awarded are Dawson Community College (111 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Dawson County, MT are General Studies (79 and 71.2%), Substance Abuse Counseling (7 and 6.31%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (6 and 5.41%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 462 students enrolled in Dawson County, MT, 48.7% men and 51.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 320 records, of which 59.7% were women and 40.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 79 degrees awarded
  2. 7 degrees awarded
  3. 6 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Dawson County, MT was General Studies with 79 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Dawson County, MT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
111 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dawson Community College with 111 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 56 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dawson County, MT, which is 1.02 times more than the 55 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 73 degrees mean that there were 6.08 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 12 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,230) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,845) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.324% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.29% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (252k), Some college (211k), and Bachelors Degree (180k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dawson County, MT was $197,100 in 2022, which is 0.699 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $152,700 to $197,100, a 29.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Dawson County, MT is 72.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Dawson County, MT have an average commute time of 16.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dawson County, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dawson County, MT is $68,168. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Dawson County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $78,125, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $70,109 and $67,601.

In 2022, 10.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dawson County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 5.18%.

Property

$197,100
Median Property Value 2022
±$25,075
$2,722
Median Property Taxes
±$337

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Dawson County, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.2%
Homeownership
2022
64.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.2% of the housing units in Dawson County, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 1
  2. Census Tract 2
  3. Census Tract 3

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dawson County, MT was Census Tract 1 with a value of $78,125, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 3, with respective values of $70,109 and $67,601.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Dawson County, MT colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$68,168
Median Household Income
± $5,777
3.77k
Number of Households
± 416

In 2022, the median household income of the 3.77k households in Dawson County, MT grew to $68,168 from the previous year's value of $57,684.

The following chart displays the households in Dawson County, MT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Dawson County, MT is from Montana.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Montana
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Montana

In 2022, the income inequality in Montana was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0827% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Montana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Montana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (80.5%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.47%)
  3. Walked (6.13%)

In 2022, 80.5% of workers in Dawson County, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.47%) and those who walked to work (6.13%).

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Commute Time

16.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dawson County, MT have a shorter commute time (16.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.22% of the workforce in Dawson County, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Dawson County, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dawson County, MT have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 10.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dawson County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 5.18%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.49% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dawson County, MT (634 out of 8.47k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dawson County, MT is White, followed by Other and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.8% of the children was living in poverty in Dawson County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.9%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 263 in Dawson County, MT. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 93.1 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96% of the population of Dawson County, MT has health coverage, with 57.5% on employee plans, 10.6% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 9.18% on non-group plans, and 3.34% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Dawson County, MT see 1723 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.749% decrease from the previous year (1736 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1711 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 475 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,723 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dawson County, MT

Primary care physicians in Dawson County, MT see an average of 1,723 patients per year. This represents a 0.749% decrease from the previous year (1,736 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dawson County, MT in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.5% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.97%
Uninsured
57.5%
Employer Coverage
10.6%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
9.18%
Non-Group
3.34%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dawson County, MT grew by 18.7% from 3.34% to 3.97%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 32.2% in Dawson County, MT.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.41% in Dawson County, MT.

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